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Pathways of human exposure to microplastics, and estimation of the total burden
Domenech, Josefa (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament de Genètica i de Microbiologia)
Marcos Dauder, Ricardo (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament de Genètica i de Microbiologia)

Data: 2021
Resum: Plastic production is continuously growing and their wastes contaminate practically all environmental niches. In the environment, large plastics undergo continuous degradation processes generating a broad amount of microplastics and nanoplastics (MNPLs) that spread through air, land, and seas. Thus, humans suffer chronic exposures to MNPLs through different pathways: ingestion, inhalation, and dermal contact. Here, we have reviewed the recently published data regarding human exposure to MNPLs. The total load of plastic particles that humans are exposed to has been estimated based on these newly reported studies. This analysis of novel literature shows that despite ingestion is the most studied route of exposure, other routes of contact with MNPLs should not be underestimated. At the same time, gaps regarding the investigation of human exposures to environmental MNPLs have been detected, as well as the lack of robust and standardized protocols, operating procedures, and methodologies to detect/quantify MNPL in human/biological matrices.
Ajuts: European Commission 965196
Nota: Altres ajuts: Acord transformatiu CRUE-CSIC
Nota: J. Domenech was supported by a Predoctoral Fellowship (PIF) from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.
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Llengua: Anglès
Document: Article ; recerca ; Versió publicada
Publicat a: Current Opinion in Food Science, Vol. 39 (June 2021) , p. 144-151, ISSN 2214-8000

Adreça alternativa: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cofs.2021.01.004
Adreça alternativa: https//doi.org/10.1016/j.cofs.2021.01.004
DOI: 10.1016/j.cofs.2021.01.004

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